This excerpt taken from the NDAQ DEF 14A filed May 2, 2005.
Nasdaq has adopted a procedure called householding, which has been approved by the SEC. Under this procedure, Nasdaq will deliver only one copy of its annual report to stockholders, which includes a copy of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, without exhibits, and this proxy statement to multiple stockholders who share the same address (if they appear to be members of the same family) unless Nasdaq has received contrary instructions from an affected stockholder. Stockholders who participate in householding will continue to receive separate proxy cards. This procedure reduces Nasdaqs printing costs, mailing costs and fees and also supports the companys environmental goals.
The annual report (including exhibits to the Form 10-K) and this proxy statement are available at Nasdaqs web site at www.nasdaq.com/investorrelations/ir_home.stm under the link entitled SEC Filings. Nasdaq will deliver promptly upon written or oral request a separate copy of the annual report and this proxy statement to any stockholder at a shared address to which a single copy of either of those documents was delivered. To receive a separate copy of the annual report or this proxy statement, stockholders should contact Nasdaq:
c/o Mellon Investor Services
85 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07666
A copy of any or all exhibits to the Form 10-K will be furnished for a fee which will not exceed Nasdaqs reasonable expenses in furnishing the exhibits.
If you are a stockholder, share an address and last name with one or more other stockholders and would like to revoke your householding consent and receive a separate copy of Nasdaqs annual report or proxy statement in the future, please contact Nasdaq c/o Mellon Investor at the address above.
A number of brokerage firms have instituted householding. If you hold your shares in street name, please contact your bank, broker or other holder of record to request information about householding.